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Ecclesiastical Law - History of Ecclesiastical Law
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Part of Ecclesiastical Law:

1. Concept and System

2. History of Ecclesiastical Law

3. Code of Canon Law

4. Church Laws

The more one is concerned today to gain a personal understanding of the various aspects of the faith and of Christian life within the divinely-willed institutional framework of the Church, the less one may consider the history of canon law as a subject remote from reality and of interest only to a few specialist…

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Alfons M. Stickler, “Ecclesiastical Law - History of Ecclesiastical Law”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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